Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
, zurich, we've got some selling in shividon. nestle is under pressure. across the board on balance, you can see on these indices, the xetra dax 0.5%. across the periphery, there's an underperformance by the italian stock market down 0.25%. the big ticket item today is the nonfarm payroll number. employers are expected to add 180,000 jobs, down from 204,000 earlier. the jobless rate, while it is expected to drop to 7.2%, we've been asking our guests about their expectations. >> expectation is something close to the market consensus, which is 193,000. >> we're looking for somewhere between 185 to 200 in print on friday. >> we think a 200 handle is very achievable in the next several months. >> a slightly lower yields across the curve this morning. the exception being italy where the yield has climbed up 1.25%. on u.s. treasuries, we did get a move higher yesterday. we've got gilt closer to that 3% mark after we saw the autumn statement yesterday. so we're closing the gap, about 9 basis points off that 3% mark. i want to move on to foreign exchange rates we are seeing across on this curve.